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SME Elects Distinguished Individuals to 2012 College of Fellows.

August 15, 2012

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) elected 6 industry leaders to its College of Fellows. According to SME's 2012 president LaRoux Gillespie, "The Class of 2012 SME Fellows exemplifies outstanding research, innovations, and leadership." Inductees include Dean L. Bartles, PhD, FSME; Ruxu Du, PhD, FSME; F. Brian Holmes, FSME, CMfgE; Fritz Klocke, Prof. Dr.-Ing., FSME; Steven Y. Liang, PhD, FSME; and Yung C. Shin, PhD, FSME. Deadline for 2013 Fellow nominations is December 1, 2012. Read More

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Federal Electronics Challenge Award Winners save $7.8 million.

August 15, 2012

EPA and Office of the Federal Environmental Executive announced recipients of 2012 Federal Electronics Challenge Awards. Winners completed variety of electronics stewardship activities in fiscal year 2011, including purchasing more than 105,000 green electronics registered with EPEAT; enabling power saving sleep features on more than 97% of their computers and monitors; and recycling more than 361,000 lb of electronics, resulting in GHG emissions reductions and $7.8 million savings. Read More

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MetalForming Magazine Programs cover servo press technology.

August 14, 2012

PMA's MetalForming magazine announces series of technical programs featuring latest developments in servo-press technology. Servo Press Technology Experience includes 3 free webinars and 1 live event at PMA headquarters. Webinars include: Servo Press Technology-Applications for Today and Tomorrow; Applications for Servo Presses-Drawing and In-Die Secondary Operations; and Marrying your Servo Press to a Metalforming System-Considerations for Controls and Feeds. Read More

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EPA awards $2 million to small businesses.

August 14, 2012

EPA has awarded 7 contracts totaling more than $2 million to small businesses to develop new technologies that keep environment clean and healthy. Companies won contract through Small Business Innovation Research program competition, which encourages small businesses to explore and develop environmental technologies. Recipients include: FBS, Inc.; Lynntech, Inc.; TDA Research, Inc.; Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc.; Adherent Technologies, Inc.; Faraday Technology, Inc.; and OPTRA, Inc. Read More

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Tiago Bonomo, Daniel Miller elected as newest AEM directors.

August 14, 2012

Filling unexpired terms, AEM elected 2 new directors. Tiago Bonomo, President and CEO of McCormick USA, joins AEM AG Sector Board, while Daniel Miller, President and CEO of Manitou Americas Inc, joins AEM CE Sector Board. AEM directors help set guidelines and operating policies of association on behalf of its members in such areas as public policy, equipment statistics and market information, trade shows, technical and product safety support, global business development, and more. Read More

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Updated NIST Guide lays out computer security incident plan.

August 14, 2012

Based on best practices from government, academic, and business organizations, NIST's guide for managing computer security incidents includes section expanding on coordination and information sharing among agencies. Step-by-step instructions help new or established incident response teams create proper policy and plan. Recommendations include inclusion of mission statement, strategies, and goals; organizational incident response approach; response capability metrics; and updating process. Read More

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NIST focuses on testing standards for Lab-on-a-Chip devices.

August 14, 2012

Lab on a Chip devices are microchip-size systems that can prepare and analyze tiny fluid samples with volumes ranging from a few microliters to sub-nanoliters. LOCs are envisioned to one day revolutionize how laboratory tasks such as diagnosing diseases and investigating forensic evidence are performed. However, recent paper from NIST argues that before LOC technology can be fully commercialized, testing standards need to be developed and implemented. Read More

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IPC Study forecasts PCB production growth to resume.

August 14, 2012

According to 2011-2012 Industry Analysis and Forecast for PCB Industry in North America, printed circuit board production declined considerably in 2011, but growth has resumed in 2012 and is forecast to continue through 2014. Comprehensive report covers both rigid PCB and flexible circuit industries. Representative sample of 38 North American PCB manufacturers participated, with $2 billion in total sales, accounting for approximately 48% of North American market. Read More